High Intermediate Speech for Non-Native Speakers of English

Session: Summer B 2011

Section: W04 CRN: 33567

Day / Time: M – T – W – R 9:45am – 11:20am

Location: Room 118, West Building 3

Professor:Rebecca Yoon

E-mail address:

Office hours: Throughout the course the instructor will ALWAYS be available for help if needed. Please feel comfortable in speaking with the instructor periodically and emailing any questions or concerns. Should you need additional time with the professor, please feel free to email to set something up.

Required Texts / Materials:

Speech Communication Made Simple

Learn to Listen - Listen to Learn

Prerequisites: Demonstration of required level of English proficiency or minimum grade of

“C” in EAP 0400.

Course Description/Objective: Students develop communication, organization, and pronunciation skills necessary for effective academic presentation and discussion, with an introduction to lecture note taking.


1) Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver academic presentations effectively.

2) Students will improve their comprehension and note taking skills in academic lectures.

3) Students will communicate effectively inside and outside of the classroom.

Other Objectives:

In addition to specific EAP objectives, the course will reinforce the following competencies wholly or partially.

Valencia Competencies:

TVCA – Think, Value, Communicate, Act

 Think – Think clearly, critically and creatively; analyze, synthesize, integrate and evaluate skills

 Value – Make reasoned judgments and responsible commitments

 Act – Act purposefully, effectively and responsibly

 Communicate – Communicate with different audiences using various means.

The activities in this course will further develop your mastery of the four core competencies.

CLAST Competencies:

IA-B.Read with literal and critical comprehension

IIA.Compose units of discourse providing ideas and information suitable for purpose and audience.

IIB.Transmit ideas and information in effective written language which conforms to the conventions of Standard American English.

IIIA-B.Listen with literal and critical comprehension.

IVA.Compose oral messages, providing ideas and information suitable to the topic, purpose, and audience.

Classroom Policies:

The college classroom is a community of learners. The key for the success of this community is mutual respect between all students and instructor. Because of the sense of classroom as community and the tremendous value of a college education, it is essential that our classroom remain at all times a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. Behaviors that detract from this positive learning environment will not be tolerated; examples of such behaviors include the following:

  • consistently coming late and/or unprepared to class
  • refusal to participate in class assignments and learning activities
  • sleeping in class
  • repeatedly leaving the classroom during class time
  • doing schoolwork unrelated to the material being covered
  • using abusive or offensive language
  • humiliating others
  • interfering with the class and/or student learning
  • using cell phones, and I-pods during class

If any distracting behavior occurs, the instructor will speak with the students involved. If the behavior continues, the student(s) will be asked to leave the classroom and must meet with the Dean of Student Services.

Attendance/Participation: You are expected to attend all sessions. Regular attendance promotes success in college and influences the grade you receive. Attendance will be taken every day at the beginning of class, and absences will be recorded. After three absences, you will receive an excessive absence form and will need to have a conference with the instructor. After 5 absences, you may be withdrawn by the instructor with no additional notice. Three tardies will count as one absence.

Late/Makeup Work: All assignments must be completed and turned in on time. Late work will not be accepted. If you know that you will be absent, you may arrange with your instructor to turn in an assignment early or take a test ahead of time. If you miss class for any reason, you are responsible for submitting assignments that are due that day (email it to your instructor before the end of the scheduled class period) and for completing homework that is announced in class that day (check with a classmate).

Academic Honesty: Students must do work which is completely a result of their own efforts - NO EXCEPTIONS. Cheating or plagiarizing in any way can ultimately result in dismissal from the class and expulsion from the college. Any assignments completed in this manner will be given zero credit with further action up to the discretion of the instructor. Plagiarism - the appropriation or imitation of the language, ideas, and thoughts of another author, and representation of them as one’s original work.

Required Lab: Weekly labs are required in this course. Lab assignments will be collected at the beginning of each class.

Students with Special Needs: Students with disabilities who qualify for academic accommodations must provide a letter from the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) and discuss specific needs with the professor, preferably during the first two weeks of class. The Office for Students with Disabilities determines accommodations based on appropriate documentation of disabilities. (Building 1, Room 140, ext. 4167)

Important Dates:

Holidays: July 4Independence Day

Exams:July 11MidTerm Speeches

July 12MidTerm Exam

August 1Final Speeches

August 2Final Exam

Withdrawal Deadline: July 22, 2011

If you withdraw before or on this date you will receive a “W.” If you fail to take the final exam, you will automatically receive an “F” according to Valencia college policy.

Evaluation and Grading Scale:

EAP courses use a ten-point scale, with a C as the minimum passing and advancement grade for each


Grades that satisfy the EAP course requirement:




Grades that do NOT satisfy the EAP course requirement:



Determination of Final Course Grade:

Homework, Class Activities, and Participation15%



Midterm Exam 25%

Final Exam25%

Extra credit may be offered to the entire class at the discretion of the instructor and may be announced in class or via email.

* DISCLAIMER: Changes in the syllabus may be made at any time during the term by announcement by the instructor. A revised syllabus may be issued at the discretion of the instructor.